Kashmir Floods: PMO Still waits Army’s Rs 100 Crore Relief

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Army Cheque
Indian army chief Gen Suhag presenting the cheque to PM Modi.

The prime Minister’s Office is still waiting for army’s Rs 100 Crore relief for Kashmir Floods 2014.

Pertiently, the Indian army had volunteered to give Rs 100 Crore to PMO’s flood relief fund (for which a cheque giving photo-op too was held). The deducted amount was equivalent to one day’s salary of all ranks.

The New Indian Express Sunday reported from its New delhi bureau that in reply to an RTI query, the PMO has confirmed that it has not received the donation till date.

“Donation is yet to be received in the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF),” B K Roy, Under Secretary and Central Public Information Officer, PMO, said in reply to a RTI query on June 24. “On the occasion of the 67th Army Day on January 15, Gen Singh had presented a cheque titled ‘one day’s pay of all ranks of Indian Army’ to PM Narendra Modi in the presence of Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar,” it said.

The development comes some days after when Ministry of Defence (MoD) submitted a bill of Rs 500 Crore to the Union government for the “national service it had rendered during last year’s J&K deluge”.

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